Early Ronald, Washington.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs



Collection

Citation

Unknown., “Early Ronald, Washington.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed April 16, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8438.

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Title

Early Ronald, Washington.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs

Subject

Kittitas County (Wash.) -- Streets, Historic; Historic streets -- Washington (State) -- Ronald; Streets -- Washington (State) -- Ronald; Ronald Alexander; Northwestern Improvement Company (Ronald, Wash.); Roslyn - Cascade Coal Mine (Ronald, Wash.); Fires-- Washington (State) -- Ronald; Commercial streets -- Washington (State) -- Ronald; City and town life -- Washington (State) -- Ronald

Description

In the late 1880s when No. 3 coal mine opened, the town of Ronald was created. Named after Alexander Ronald, Superintendent of the Northwestern Improvement Company, the town was a supply center for miners and their families. The miners built their small homes on N.W.I. Co. land. The first school was opened in May 1890 with 49 students and one teacher. Roslyn-Cascade Coal Mine opened in 1898 west of No. 3 mine which added greatly to the increase in Ronald's population and economy. On August 17, 1928, the town suffered a devastating fire which was started when a moonshine still exploded.

Creator

Unknown.

Source

Ellensburg Public Library

Publisher

Ellensburg Public Library

Date

1912.

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be requested from the director of the Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection. Please contact at 209 N. Ruby St.. Ellensburg, WA 98926, (509) 962-7252.

Type

4 1/2" x 6 1/2" b/w reprint of original photograph.

Identifier

STS-076